2000 Vs. 2010: How The World Has Changed

2000 Vs. 2010: How The World Has Changed

Dec 29

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2000 VS. 2010: HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED
By Charlie Jane Anders
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta
Design by the amazingly talented Stephanie Fox
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It’s hard to believe how much the world has transformed in the past decade — but our handy infographic tells the whole story. Click to enlarge!

So what’s changed? Technology has gotten unimaginably smaller and better… The world’s population has grown, and for the first time more people live in cities than in rural areas. China’s electricity consumption has quadrupled. And the costs of technology are becoming more apparent than before. But really, the data speaks for itself.

Sources include World Bank via Gizmag, U.S. Census, Internet World Stats, Department of Energy, NASA via AOL News, IUCN Redlist, Swiss Reinsurance via Globe and Mail and USA Today, USGS, Box Office Mojo.

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